Ethiopia, Eritrea to normalize relations open embassies in each other’s capital, direct phone connections restored for the 1st time in 2 decades

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Horndiplomat-Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali has arrived in the Eritrean capital Asmara today.

Upon arrival, he was welcomed by senior Eritrean government official, including President Isaias Afeworki.

His trip to Asmara is aimed at normalizing relations between the two countries and depending on the people-to-people ties between the two nations.

The visit comes after Ethiopia said it would fully accept the Algiers Agreement and the decision of the Ethio-Eritrea Boundary Commission (EEBC).

The Ethiopian chief of Staff of Prime Minister ’s office Fitsum Arega post on his twitter confirmed the two sides agreed on to restored after decades a direct international telephone connection between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

“For the first time after two decades, a direct international telephone connection between Ethiopia and Eritrea is restored today”Fitsum Arega

On the other hand, The reports from Asmara said the two Horn African countries after two decades of conflict and war to normalise relations open embassies in each other’s capital.

The reports from Eritrea’s capital also added Ethiopia to access Eritrea port.

“Ethiopia will resume using Eritrea’s port,” Abiy said in remarks broadcast by both nations’ state broadcasters while the prime minister was attending a state dinner hosted by Isaias.

By: Mohamed Duale Editor-in-Chief HornDiplomat  Tweets @MohamadDuale

SOURCE: HORNDIPLOMAT & AGENCES

 

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